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Background

  • The title of the case is "Shashank Singh v. Union of India and Ors."
  • In the Supreme Court, a Writ Petition was filed.
  • The Writ Petition appealed to the Supreme court to direct the C.B.S.E. to release the results of Class XII Private, Patrachar/2nd Compartment students as soon as possible.
  • A Supreme Bench consisting of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Hrishikesh Roy, and Justice CT Ravikumar, heard the Petition.

Submission by Petitioners

  • The Counsel, on behalf of the Petitioners, stated that nearly one lakh students are taking the 2nd Compartment, Private, and Patrachar exams this year.
  • The petitioners' Counsel explained that admissions in many colleges had already begun. As a result, the petitioners are concerned about losing out on seats before their results are announced.

Submission by Respondents

  • The Court took note of the submission given by the Counsel for the Central Board of Secondary Education that the results would be announced before September 30.
  • The Counsel for U.G.C. stated that even if results are not available and the admission process for higher education begins before September 30, the petitioners and similarly situated students can apply for admission on a provisional basis if they can produce C.B.S.E. results on or before September 30.
  • The Counsel for the A.I.C.T.E. also asserted that petitioners would be granted provisional admission if they can produce results that the C.B.S.E has declared.

Observation and Conclusion

  • The Petition was heard and disposed of on September 06, 2021.
  • The petitioners can apply to relevant courses for pursuing higher education on a provisional basis and under the condition of giving an undertaking, the Court observed.
  • The undertaking should mention that the results will be submitted to the concerned college/institution within one week of the C.B.S.E issuing them.

Questions

  • Under which circumstances does the Supreme Court can entertain a Writ Petition?
  • Can you name any landmark judgment given by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar?
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